When you think of the richest and most powerful figures in the sports world, Jerry Jones is one of the first names that comes to mind. The outspoken Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager enjoys a lavish lifestyle filled with pimped-out yachts and private jets, but sometimes Jones just wants to feel like an average Joe.
On the Tuesday after the Super Bowl, Jones was spotted by a fan picking up a few bottles of cheap wine from a 7-Eleven gas station in Prosper, Texas.
Stressful offseason so far, huh Jerry?
Jerry Jones’ net worth is a whopping $8.6 billion
Jerry Jones is one of the wealthiest and most successful owners in professional sports today. He made his initial riches in the oil and gas industry, and he used those profits to purchase the Dallas Cowboys for $150 million in 1989.
Almost immediately after he walked in the door, Jones cleaned house and hired his college football teammate from Arkansas, Jimmy Johnson, to become the Cowboys head coach. Jones quickly built Dallas into a championship contender, and the team went on to win the Super Bowl in 1992, 1993, and 1995.
The Cowboys haven’t won a title since their dominant run in the 1990s, but they’re still the most valuable franchise in professional sports today. In 2021, 32 years after Jones bought the team for $150 million, the Cowboys are now worth an absurd $5.5 billion.
Jones has built up a wildly impressive net worth of $8.6 billion, according to Forbes, but sometimes even the richest men in sports are just like us.
The Cowboys owner still buys wine from 7-Eleven
With a net worth as high as Jerry Jones’, one would think he could get whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted without even having to leave his comfy mansion. That might still be true, but sometimes the Cowboys owner just wants to do some shopping of his own.
On Tuesday afternoon, a Twitter user by the name of @Dansbyyy posted a photo of himself standing next to none other than Jerry Jones at a Prosper, Texas 7-Eleven gas station. Jones was double-fisting two bottles of wine in the picture, and one of them looks to be a Josh Cabernet Sauvignon, which typically sells for around $10-$15 a pop.
“Just met Jerry Jones at the gas station in Prosper,” the Twitter user wrote in the post. “He even said he felt bad for Mahomes and Go Mean Green.”
The fan was tempted to ask Jerry Jones about Dak Prescott, but he held back
Jerry Jones and the Cowboys sure have an interesting offseason ahead of them. Dak Prescott, who is set to return from a season-ending ankle injury, still isn’t signed to a long-term contract, and time is running out to lock the talented quarterback into a deal.
Jones has been adamant a deal will be coming soon, but nothing is official until pen meets paper. The fan who met him in the 7-Eleven Tuesday was tempted to ask Jones about the Prescott situation, but he decided to let the Cowboys owner off the hook instead.
“For those asking why I didn’t bring up Dak to him, there is no way I would have gotten even the slightest of a truthful answer and definitely would have had my picture opportunity struck down faster than you can scroll passed this tweet,” the fan wrote in a comment below the original post.